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Standard name Causticum
Other names Tinctura acris sine Kali.
Standard abbr. Caust.
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Scientific name Potassium Hydrate.
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Substance description Obtained by distilling a mixture of slaked lime and a solution of potassium sulphate; tincture with spirit.Clarke, J.H. Hahnemann: “Take a piece of freshly burned lime of about two pounds, dip this piece into a vessel of distilled water for about one minute, then lay it in a dry dish, in which it will soon turn into powder with the development of much heat and its peculiar odor, called lime-vapor. Of this fine powder take two ounces and mix with it in a (warmed) porcelain triturating bowl a solution of two ounces of bisulphate of potash, which has been heated to red heat and melted, cooled again and then pulverized and dissolved in two ounces of boiling hot water. This thickish mixture is put into a small glass retort, to which the helm is attached with wet bladder; into the tube of the helm is inserted the receiver half submerged in water; the retort is warmed by the gradual approach of a charcoal fire below and all the fluid is then distilled over by applying the suitable heat. The distilled fluid will be about an ounce and a half of watery clearness, containing in concentrated form the substance mentioned above, i. e., Causticum; it smells like the lye of caustic potash.”
Distinctness DISTINCT
Classification Chemical substance – Compound – Inorganic


Materia medica


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